Too Close For Comfort: Lightning Strike Splinters Telephone Pole To Toothpicks

July 26, 2016

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This is a video of a lightning strike decimating a telephone pole during the recent storms in Chicago. One second, telephone pole, the next second, toothpicks. It made me wish I'd been there to collect all the wood and sell an exclusive limited edition of 'Lightning Carved' toothpicks. You think rich people wouldn't buy those? Rich people would buy anything that proves they have money to burn. You ever seen a rich relative light a cigar with a $100 bill before? I jumped on Uncle Chet's arm like a hero diving on a grenade.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Jeffrey S, who agrees after witnessing that was probably a good time for a bathroom break.

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